108,000,000 MEMBERSJune 12, 2017
According to the Credit Union National Association, 33.5% of Americans are members of a Credit Union. That is equal to 108,200,000 members! One of those Credit Unions in Southwest Missouri is BluCurrent Credit Union. BluCurrent boasts a membership of 20,613 as of April 30, 2017 and continues to grow substantially every year.
Our Firm had the privilege to design the BluCurrent Operations Center at Sunset and Kansas to assist in the facilitation of their strong growth. The addition to their existing location centralized the administrative offices, allowing for better access to its services by Credit Union members.
The addition also included offices for the Management/Administration, Lending Services, Member Services, Support Services, Accounting Service, Marketing Services, Training Services and Information Systems along with incorporating a new board room, large training room and several conference rooms.
26,000 STUDENTSMay 26, 2017
Esterly, Schneider has worked with educational institutions throughout Southwest Missouri. Projects have included Hillcrest High School and Fremont Elementary for the Springfield R-12 School District, the Ozark High School Wrestling Building, and numerous projects at Missouri State University.
At Missouri State University, as you enter the campus from National, you will see the Welcome Sign designed by our firm and if you visit Morris Hall, you can see the renovations we designed for the Foreign Language Institute. In 2016, 26,000 students enrolled at Missouri State, and these individuals are the future for our community. We are grateful to be a small part of making their experience in higher education something that will benefit them and those whose lives they will impact over the years to come.
Take a moment to visit the education section of our portfolio to see some of the projects we have done across the Ozarks.
4 STORIES BY INTERSTATE 44May 19, 2017
Next time you are making a trip to St Louis to see a Cardinal’s game, look to your left when passing through Waynesville and see the 4 stories by Interstate 44, home to Phelps County Regional Medical Center’s Waynesville Clinic. Completed in 2015, this 58,820 S.F. Healthcare Facility for Phelps County Regional Medical Center is a medical resource center for the Waynesville community, and the surrounding areas, where this type of high level care was previously unavailable.
The building’s lowest floor consists of a sleep lab, community room, and areas that may be utilized for future expansion. The first floor has a pharmacy, full imaging suite, including state of the art MRI, CT & X-Ray Equipment and also includes a convenient care clinic. The second floor houses a fully staffed medical clinic with a women’s wellness center and the third floor provides rehabilitation services as well as an open floor area for additional expansion.
Visit our project page to find out more!
$2.2 MILLIONMay 8, 2017
Join us in supporting our local nonprofits on #GiveOzarks Day, Tuesday, May 9th. Over the past two years, over $2.2 million has been raised on this single day, providing support and services for organizations across the Ozarks!
There are many great reasons to give and 250 deserving organizations taking part in this effort, presented by the Community Foundation of the Ozarks. Join us and help Springfield Little Theatre to repair the basement walls and support beams to end water infiltration, the Discovery Center to provide STEM education programs and scholarships, Developmental Center of the Ozarks to give children with special needs the opportunity to learn, CASA of Southwest Missouri to recruit and train volunteers, NAMI to grow their endowment fund, the Springfield Art Museum to “Revamp the Amp,” and help to “Raise the Roof” through Habitat for Humanity. These are just a few of the many opportunities available to support on this local day of giving: So visit www.giveozarks.org anytime between 12am-11:59pm on May 9th and help make a difference in our community!
3528 CHAMBER MEMBERSMay 5, 2017
Esterly, Schneider is proud to be a supporter of numerous local Chambers of Commerce in our area. Our Chambers are made up of a majority of small businesses that are succeeding in our communities. The Chambers of Commerce allow us all the opportunity to come together to share ideas, learn new strategies, and implement our business plans through collaboration and cooperation. Take a moment and see what each one is doing in their respective communities: Branson, Nixa, Ozark, & Springfield.
Small business is the backbone of our community. We know how important small businesses are because we, along with our fellow Chamber members, compose those businesses.
Our firm has been honored, over the past 70 years, to work with many small businesses in our communities. Each client has specific needs and dreams and we want to provide support for everyone, regardless of their size or budget. So, if you are a small business or looking to start a business, give us a call and let’s see what we, together, can do to build your project!
365 DAYSApril 21, 2017
Open through rain, sleet, snow, the dog days of summer, and the deep freeze of January, Andy’s Frozen Custard is one of those guilty pleasures that hits the spot no matter the weather! For the cold winter months the overhead heaters make the atmosphere as you walk up to place your order a wonderful break from the cold. In summer, the patio is bustling with patrons taking their time enjoying a tasty Andy’s treat and getting a much needed break from the heat.
Our firm has had the pleasure of working with Andy’s over the years, from their first stores in Springfield to the new stores opening for business in new locations across the country. Now, if you have the craving for a James Brownie Funky Jackhammer, and you are in Wichita, KS or attending the Annual Fall Festival in Blue Springs, MO, there is an Andy’s just around the corner!
Now are you hungry and want to know where the nearest Andy’s is located? Check out http://www.eatandys.com/all-locations to find a convenient location. Then, while you eat your Snowmonster Concrete, check out our Andy’s project page at www.esterlyschneider.com/portfolio/andys and read a little more about our work with Andy’s Frozen Custard!
OVER THE EDGEApril 7, 2017
On Saturday, June 3, Thom Lundberg, one of the firm’s partners, will be participating in Over the Edge – rappelling off the top of the Sky Eleven Building in Downtown Springfield to support the Child Advocacy Center (CAC). 90 individuals will be making the drop for the CAC, which provides investigative services for child abuse victims and works collectively toward the treatment and prosecution of each case.
Over the Edge “is a once-in-a-lifetime rappelling experience that will benefit the Child Advocacy Center. On June 3, 2017, (CAC is) partnering with Canadian-based adventure company, “Over the Edge.” Participants will fundraise in exchange for the opportunity to rappel the Sky Eleven building in downtown Springfield. Over the Edge handles the technical aspects of the event while the CAC manages all other aspects of the day, all to raise money on behalf of child abuse victims in southwest and south central Missouri”.
In 2016, the Child Advocacy Center saw over 1,400 children who were suspected victims of child abuse. Through the work of investigators, staff, law enforcement, and volunteers, the CAC strives to meet its mission of placing the needs of the child first in the investigation of abuse.
The CAC has offices in Springfield and West Plains, MO, directly serving 16 counties in Southwest Missouri.
To find out more about the Child Advocacy Center please visit their website at www.childadvocacycenter.org and their Over the Edge page at www.childadvocacycenter.org/over-the-edge.
Please consider supporting Thom in his fundraising effort for Over the Edge by visiting his fundraising page at https://www.childadvocacycenter.org/fundraising-team/thom-lundberg/
216 DRIVE THROUGH LANESMarch 24, 2017
Beginning in the early 1950’s, our Firm began working with Financial Institutions across the Ozarks to help create innovative designs to serve their customers in the most effective and efficient ways possible. The first bank the Firm designed was Union National Bank, which was located on the Southeast corner of Park Central Square in Downtown Springfield.
Since that time, we have worked with numerous institutions across the region and continue to help build the future of banks and credit unions across the region. We did the math, and over the past 20 years alone, we have built approximately 216 drive through lanes for financial institutions.
Here are some photos from our work over the recent years. For more information and additional projects, please visit our portfolio section (www.esterlyschneider.com/portfolio/financial).
Guaranty Bank, Springfield, MO
Bank of Bolivar, Bolivar, MO
Century Bank, Gainesville, MO
First National Bank and Trust, Mtn. Home, AR
11 UNDERMarch 17, 2017
We congratulate all those who are being honored this month as Springfield Business Journal’s 40 Under 40! This year’s honorees are a very diverse group who are already making a great impact in our community and we appreciate all they have done and continue to do.
We would also like to recognize those individuals at our firm who are a fantastic group of architects, designers and staff who are also under the age of 40.
These young professionals show that age is only a number, as many of them have accomplished more than others twice their age. We are proud to share each of these amazing members of our staff with you!